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Tudor Knife & Fork

$ 20.00

Tudor Knife & Fork feast gear to eat in splendor with this eating set as it will hold an edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. Excellent feast gear for medieval Rennaissance fair, LARP, and SCA feasts. 

Product Details:

  • Choose Horn or Olivewood handle.
  • Double Natural Vegetable tanned leather Scabbard.
  • Hand Hammered Blade of 1095 stainless tool steel. (Rust Resistant)
  • Rockwell Hardness 45.
  • Leather thong to hang on  your Belt

Measurements: Tudor Knife & Fork is 9 inches in length, nearly 1 inch in width with a 5-inch blade.  The fork is nearly 8 inches long in total. Both in the scabbard are nearly 10 inches long overall. The tang is full or "scale".

History: The Tudor Knife & Fork is listed in the Museum of London's Knives and Scabbards as a scabbard with additional sheath.  It dates from 1500 -1650.

Five hundred years ago, neither hosts nor inns provided guests with eating utensils. "Members of the upper class never traveled without their own set of cutlery," Sara Coffin, curator at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.

People used to carry their own cutlery and ate with a pricker, knife, and spoon before the wide use of the fork. Some of the first forks were two-tyned.  The fork replaced the pricker that was used to hold the food down, the knife to cut it, and eaten using the spoon.  This is based on existing sets of knives and forks from all over Europe

 



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